Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Taliban Dan for Speaker?

Raw Story reports that Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) is being touted by the far right of the GOP as the replacement for John Boehner.

Julie Ingersoll of the Annenberg Institute said that Webster’s views are “well outside the mainstream.” Some voters find Webster’s views so medieval that they have nicknamed him “Taliban Dan,” although Ingersoll said that may be too far.However, she said, “Webster has aligned himself with an organization that espouses an orientation to the Bible and its role in civil society that is certainly relevant to his campaign for public office” in that he is a follower of Bill Gothard and his Institute of Basic Life Principles (IBLP), which prescribes strict rules for the sexes and urges women to be submissive to their male family members in all things.

Among Mr. Gothard’s disciples are the famous Duggar family, the folks behind “19 Kids and Counting” on TLC, last heard from when one of their adult children was busted for molesting his own sisters.

Mr. Webster is a strong adherent to his faith, which includes avoiding watching TV in hotel rooms and multiple prayer sessions during the day.  Hey, whatever gets you through the day, okay, but it sounds a lot like he’s putting his faith above everything else.  Does Ben Carson know about that?